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Re: Proposal to add ping="" to HTML 5.1

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:13:33 -0500
Message-ID: <512E5ADD.2080506@intertwingly.net>
To: public-html@w3.org
On 02/27/2013 12:48 PM, Edward O'Connor wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Steve suggests[1] that we revisit the decision[2] to exclude <a ping>
> from the spec, especially given that it's implemented in both WebKit[4]
> and Gecko[5]. In the original CfC[3], Maciej wrote:
>
>> [W]e now seem to have consensus that it is ok to drop this feature
>> from HTML5[.0...] The feature could still be proposed again for a
>> later issue of HTML, or the issue could be re-raised if new
>> information is provided (such as implementation experience or
>> server-side deployment experience.)

You are correctly reading that the decision at the time was to drop the 
feature from 5.0.  In other words, no revisiting would be needed to 
include it in 5.1.  I would still encourage you to review the objections 
that were produced at the time and see if they are still relevant.

> All things being equal, I think we should err on the side of specifying
> features with implementations in multiple browser engines.

That statement would be stronger if you could point to a test suite.  :-)

> Thanks,
> Ted
>
> 1. https://twitter.com/stevefaulkner/status/306781110367571970
> 2. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Mar/0132.html
> 3. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Feb/0795.html
> 4. http://trac.webkit.org/browser/trunk/Source/WebCore/html/HTMLAnchorElement.idl#L28
> 5. http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/dom/interfaces/html/nsIDOMHTMLAnchorElement.idl#25

- Sam Ruby
Received on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 19:14:03 UTC

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